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World Oceans Day is June 8th!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

If you missed World Environment Day yesterday (June 5), you’re in luck because you have a chance to redeem yourself by participating in World Oceans Day this Friday, June 8th! World Environment Day and World Oceans Day even have the same action theme this year: prevent and reduce plastic pollution. So instead of beating yourself […]

Join the 2018 Pac-12 Sustainability Conference!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

What is the Pac-12 Sustainability Conference? The Pac-12 Sustainability Conference is the first high level symposium aimed at integrating sustainability into college athletics across college campuses. Each Pac-12 athletic department has committed to measuring their sustainability efforts, developing strategies to increase sustainability, monitoring their progress, and harnessing their influence on local communities for the sake […]

Its time for the Great Move Out!

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Last year during our Res. Hall Donation Drive we diverted more than 35,000 pounds of goods and materials from the landfill and donated them to local nonprofits. This year, we will be working both on-campus and off-campus again to divert and donate even more materials! Each year our amazing volunteers help us to keep those materials […]

New Campus Recycling Guide

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Due to significant changes in recycling markets, certain materials are no longer accepted in recycling bins around campus. Oregon State Campus Recycling has updated their acceptables list so that it corresponds with the requirements of OSU’s local recycling processor. Campus Recycling is gradually replacing outdated signage around campus and replacing it with corrected signage that […]

We are the RecycleMania Civil War Champs for 2018!

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Congrats Beavs, we beat the Ducks in our annual 8-week recycling competition for the first time since 2015! On average, we found that OSU recycled 8.79lbs per person compared to UofO’s 8.14lbs per person. We estimate that OSU recycled over 240,000lbs of material that counted towards the competition! Time to go pick up the trophy!

OSU Community Dialogues

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) and Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) are excited to announce the launch of the Community Dialogues! The Community Dialogues are a once-per-term event which “seeks to cultivate connection and deep learning through exploration of critical and contentious issues“. The program utilizes a National Issues Forum Model which aims to engage participants in dialogues that: Create a […]

AASHE Sustainable Campus Index 2017

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Each year, AASHE (The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) releases a Sustainable Campus Index recognizing the top-performing colleges and universities overall by institution type and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The Index also highlights innovative and high-impact initiatives from institutions that […]

Oregon State University Featured in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 375 Green Colleges: 2017 Edition”

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Oregon State University is one of the 375 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services, books, and college rankings features Oregon State in the 2017 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges. Published September 19, […]

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